Kenneth F. Gates, Jr.
unknown - August 10, 2013
Kenneth F. Gates Jr. (aka Gatec), 73, of Fenner, passed away Aug. 10, 2013, at Oneida City Hospital. Born in Chittenango, he lived his life in Perryville and Fenner. He served in the Army and spent time in Germany. He loved Syracuse University football and basketball, the Yankees and the New York Giants. He had raced cars at ESTA, rode with the Wacky Rider Snowmobile club, and owned GateC's Tavern. He worked as a carpet installer for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Bonnie; daughters, Annette Rivenburgh, Jill Joyce and Amy Lee Gates; and son, Chester Gates. He is predeceased by his son, Kenneth Gates III. He leaves 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. To send the family an online condolence, please visit taitfuneralhome.com. Per his request, there was no memorial service; however, family and friends got together at Sullivan Park for a celebration of his life.